Updated: 05/13/2014 11:29 PM
Created: 05/13/2014 11:16 PM WHEC.com
The Red Wings snapped their season-long, eight-game losing streak with the help of four home runs in the fifth inning including back-to-back-to-back homers as the Wings defeated the Columbus Clippers, 6-0, Tuesday night in a rain-shortened affair at Frontier Field. Rochester has now won just their 4th series opener of the season (4-8) and first since April 22 at Pawtucket. The win also extended their home winning streak to a season-high four games.
The Wings smacked four home runs in the fifth inning starting with a lead-off home run from Eric Farris. After a base-hit by James Beresford, the Wings got three home runs in a row from Oswaldo Arcia, Deibinson Romero and Chris Herrmann. Before the four home runs in the fifth inning the Wings had only 12 on the year. The trio of consecutive home runs is believed to be the first time the Wings have done it as a Twins affiliate.
Eric Farris extended his hitting streak to six games in the first inning with a base-hit to left field. Farris finished the game 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI and is now hitting .435 (10-for-23) with a home run, two doubles and two RBI over the six-game span. With the two hits, Farris now has a team-leading 15 multi-hit games this season. The outfielder is amongst the league leaders in batting average (.325; 4th in IL) and his 15.11 TPA/SO (136 PA/9 SO) ranks third-best in the International League.
Trevor May tossed a rain-shortened, complete-game shutout – the fifth shutout of his career and first since May 10, 2013 with New Britain. May pitched six strong innings allowing only three hits and two walks while striking out six batters. May lowered his ERA to 4.11 (16 ER/35 IP) and his SO/9 IP (41 SO/35 IP) is now good for second in the IL 10.54 to fellow Red Wings starter Alex Meyer with 10.70 SO/9 IP.
The Wings scored in the bottom of the first inning with a bases-loaded walk from Wilkin Ramirez. The first inning lead gave the Wings their first lead in 57 innings dating back to the sixth inning on May 6 at Columbus.
Rain Delay: The Wings and Clippers went into a one hour and fourteen minute delay resulting in the game being called with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.